BAPM Publishes Guidance on Cot Capacity

12 November 2019

BAPM have published a document 'Calculating Unit Cot numbers and Nurse Staffing Establishment and Determining Cot Capacity.' The document aims to help professionals determine optimal cot numbers and neonatal nurse staffing for individual units within a network and to facilitate decisions about admission when a unit is close to capacity.

BAPM Letter to Government supporting Neonatal Leave and Pay Reforms

31 October 2019

BAPM President, Dr Helen Mactier had written to Andrea Leadsom, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in regards to the recent consultation to review neonatal leave and pay.

BAPM Trainee Rep Needed

31 October 2019

BAPM is recruiting for a Trainee Representative to join the Executive Committee.

BAPM Members Needed to Develop Perinatal Optimisation Toolkits

31 October 2019

BAPM is forming several working groups to develop a series of complementary QI toolkits to support Perinatal Optimisation. These will target key NNAP measures.

UK NSC Call for Screening Topics

17 October 2019

The UK NSC has opened the annual call for new screening topics. It provides every individual, group or organisation with the opportunity to submit a proposal for a new screening programme.

Editors Needed for ADC Neonatal Edition

15 October 2019

The Archives of Disease in Childhood (ADC) are looking to recruit two editors for the Fetal and Neonatal Edition.

NICE Neonatal Respiratory Care Quality Standard out for Consultation

15 October 2019

NICE are currently consulting on their draft quality standard 'Specialist neonatal respiratory care for babies born preterm.'

NICE Publishes Impact Report on Maternity and Neonatal Care

10 October 2019

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published an impact report which focuses on how NICE’s evidence-based guidance contributes to improvements in maternity and neonatal care services.

MBRRACE-UK Surveillance Report Published

10 October 2019

MBRRACE-UK have published their fifth Perinatal Mortality Surveillance Report. The report covers UK Perinatal Deaths for Births from January to December 2017.

BAPM Needs Members to Develop Framework on Cooling.

10 October 2019

BAPM is forming a working group to develop a Framework for Practice on therapeutic hypothermia for neonatal encephalopathy.

Gopi Menon Obituary

2 October 2019

Gopi Menon, MD, FRCP, FRCPCH, FBAPM (Hon)

NMPA Release 2019 Report

25 September 2019

The National Maternity and Perinatal Audit have released their Clinical Report for 2019.

Warning to Protect PN Products from Light

25 September 2019

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) have agreed a letter about the important of protecting parenteral nutrition products from light if they are to be used in neonates and in children below 2 years.

RPS seeking neonatologists for BNFC committee

18 September 2019

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society are seeking to recruit 2 neonatologists to join the BNFC Paediatric Formulary Committee. The role is a non-paid external position. More information about the role is available on the RPS website.

EFCNI launches Newborn Health Toolkit

18 September 2019

The European Foundation for the Care of Newborn Infants (EFCNI) have launched a new toolkit - ‘Shaping the future – Combining forces to improve newborn health’.

Tecotherm Neo Safety Field Notice

18 September 2019

BAPM has been informed of a field safety notice issued on the Tecotherm Neo thermoregulation device. This is because TEC COM GmbH have released new Instructions for Use (IFU) for the Tecotherm Neo.

New NICE Guideline on Twin and Triplet Pregnancies

18 September 2019

NICE have published a guideline on the care that should be offered to women with a twin or triplet pregnancy.

Government Consultation on Neonatal Leave and Pay

18 September 2019

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is consulting on a proposal for a new employment right to ‘Neonatal Leave and Pay’, which would give parents additional paid leave if their baby is born requiring neonatal care.

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